09-26-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Kurt Blazek, Nick Breckenfeld, Dan Busse, Cheryl Dekker, Mary Dungan, John Fuller, Angie McLean, Garry Murren, Mark Nathan, Henry Pfeifer, Bianca Ramirez, Jennifer Robinson, Theresa Shermer

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 71.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 46.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 77.

 

Sports:

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Michael Vick is banged up again, this time it's a broken hand and his availability for next Sunday's game against San Francisco is uncertain.  The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who bounced back from a concussion last week, injured his non-throwing right hand after he was hit hard by Chris Canty in the third quarter of a 29-16 loss to the New York Giants yesterday.

 

The 4-0 Nebraska football team has moved up one spot in the rankings.  The Huskers are now ranked eighth in the Associated Press Top 25 & USA Today rankings after a 38-14 road win at Wyoming last Saturday night.  Defensive back Alfonzo Dennard played in his first game this season after missing the first three games because of a pulled right leg muscle but defensive tackle Jared Crick didn't suit up after suffering an unspecified injury against Washington on Sept. 17.  Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was noncommittal on Crick's prospects of returning to the lineup against seventh ranked 4-0 Wisconsin.  Pelini said the Huskers are getting better, but acknowledged that his team has room for improvement.

 

The Class “C-1” Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic football team remains number one in both rankings.  The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated their ratings today.  The 4-0 Knights routed Wayne last Friday night on the road 62-28.  They have outscored Columbus Lakeview, West Point-Beemer, David City, and Wayne by an average score of 55-12.  Norfolk Catholic is in action next when they host 0-4 Madison at 3:30 on Friday.  The Lutheran High Northeast football squad dropped out of both rankings in Class “C-2” after a 35-7 loss at Crofton last Friday night.  The Eagles are now 3-1.

 

Local Schedule:  Columbus at Nfk High (GG Dual-4:30); Fremont at Nfk High (B. Tenn. Dual-4:15); LHNE Vs. West Point Guardian Angels-6:00; Vs. Boone Central-7:30 (Boone Central SB Tri.);

 

Local Scores:  Indiana 2 Nebraska 1 (W. Socc.); Creighton 0 Wyoming 0 (Tie) (2 OT) (W. Socc.); Augustana 1 WSC 0 (W. Socc.).

 

NFL Scoreboard:  Tennessee 17 Denver 14; Detroit 26 Minnesota 23 (OT); New Orleans 40 Houston 33; Carolina 16 Jacksonville 10; Cleveland 17 Miami 16; Buffalo 34 New England 31; San Francisco 13 Cincinnati 8; Baltimore 37 St. Louis 7; San Diego 20 Kansas City 17; Oakland 34 N.Y. Jets 24; Seattle 13 Arizona 10; Tampa Bay 16 Atlanta 13; Green Bay 27 Chicago 17; Pittsburgh 23 Indianapolis 20.

 

Kwifax:

In the early 1900’s there were around 4,000 steam-powered carousels.  Today only hundreds.

 

News Briefs:

The weak housing market continues to hurt the national economy, and Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says the chances of falling back into recession are now better than 50 percent.

 

The city of Norfolk has been given a very prestigious honor. It has earned a Safe Community America Award. National Safety Council Vice President for Corporate and Community Partnerships Michael Pollock made the announcement Saturday afternoon in Johnson Park at the Riverpoint Arts Festival. The Safe Community designation comes through the World Health Organization. Pollack tells WJAG NEWS the distinction means Norfolk has on going programs to implement injury control. Norfolk is just the 15th community in America and 252nd in the world to receive the Safe Community designation.

 

As Northeast Community College prepares to begin the presidential search process, the college Board of Governors is seeking feedback from the public on the attributes considered most critical for the next College president. Thoughts and ideas can be shared by completing a brief online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PresSearch2011.

 

Midland University in Fremont is reporting 76 percent growth in new enrollment from last year. The 125-year-old private liberal arts college in Fremont was struggling when it got a shot in the arm last year after Dana College, a sister school 30 miles away in Blair, folded. More than half of Dana's 600 students transferred to Midland, sending 2010 enrollment from 643 to 962. Midland President Ben Sasse credits last year's name change from Midland Lutheran College to Midland University and a strong student recruiting push in the Omaha area.

 

Now that it's starting to cool off, Lady Bugs will start making their way into our homes to settle in for the winter. Madison, Pierce, Stanton and Wayne counties Extension Educator Wayne Ohnesorg says its doesn't take much for Lady Asian Beetles to make their way inside. It's usually through poorly insulated doors, windows, siding and attic vents.

 

Close to 100 entries took part in Saturday's Norfolk Lions Club Parade. And it was a clean sweep for one of them. Donate Life Nebraska took first place honors in all three categories: Best Overall, Best Use of Theme and Most Unusual. Behavioral Health Specialists was second with the Meadows in Best Overall Entry. There were 21 bands in the parade with Osmond High School taking the top honor.

 

Today's Tickler:

My doctor told me:  “First the good news.  You’re going to have a disease named after you.”

 

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